Around the world: International news loses out to Canadian-focused coverage
International coverage took a back seat to the fallout of the Ottawa shooting and Ontario municipal elections in headlines Monday.
By Jake English, for the International Reporting Bureau at Humber College
International news in many major Canadian news outlets lost prominence Monday with most newsmakers splitting focus between the shooting in Ottawa and the municipal elections throughout Ontario.
The Globe and Mail ran a front page story on the re-election of Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff. The election story was placed below the fold with the headline “Rousseff retains presidency with razor-thin election win.” The story was covered by the Globe’s South American correspondent Stephanie Nolen.
The National Post ran an Associated Press story below the fold with the headline “Pro-Western parties lead in Ukraine: exit polls.” Peter Leonard and Yuras Karamanau reported from the ground in Kiev on the close parliamentary election.
CBC’s The National covered a new policy put in place by some U.S. states to immediately quarantine any health-care worker returning from West Africa. The Washington-datelined story by Paul Hunter ran fourth in the lineup and zeroed-in on a New Jersey nurse who was sent straight into the 21-day quarantine period after returning from work in Sierra Leone.
The Toronto Star led its world section with the headline “U.K. marks end of operations in Afghanistan.” The New York Times story by Azam Ahmed covered the closing of Camp Bastion, bringing an end to all British operations in the country.
Global News topped its online world section with a report on the parliamentary elections in the Ukraine.
CTV News featured a story on the death of a Marysville, Wash. student who was wounded in the high school shooting in Seattle Friday.